Universität Wien FIND

260119 VO Condensed Matter Physics (2019W)

6.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German, English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 10.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 17.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 21.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 24.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 28.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 31.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 04.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 07.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 11.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 14.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 18.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 21.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 25.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 28.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 02.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 05.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 09.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 12.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 16.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 09.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 13.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 16.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 20.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 23.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course gives an introduction to various concepts of condensed matter physics with emphasis on properties of solids.
The following topics are contained in the course: Symmetry and crystallography in 2 and 3 dimensions; crystal structures, thermodynamics and condensed matter phases; structure analysis of crystalline, quasicrystalline and amorphous matter; concept of the reciprocal lattice; point, line and surface imperfections; mechanical properties, crystal bindings, phonons, thermal properties, free electron Fermi gas, energy bands, semiconductor crystals, superconductivity, diamagnetism and paramagnetism, ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism, magnetization dynamics, plasmons and polaritons

Assessment and permitted materials

The course will be assessed via a written module examination held in class. No course materials or textbooks will be allowed in the exam, but you may need a calculator. The examination will focus on assessing your understanding on the principles and phenomena in condensed matter physics.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

50% of the total points at the final exam.
50 - 62.49% grade 4
62.5 - 74.99% grade 3
75 - 87.49% grade 2
87.5 - 100% grade 1

Examination topics

The course is to be regarded as one, single and inseparable entity together with the associated exercise class 260121 PUE, which is listed separately for technical reasons only. What we show in class will be worked upon and truly learned by individual and independent work on the homework sets of 260121 PUE, which will be distributed weekly.
For students of the old Master’s Curriculum: The exam contains similar questions as the module exam and a smaller number of calculation examples.

Reading list

Materials Science & Engineering, An Introduction: William Callister jr., David G. Rethwisch
Introduction to Solid State Physics: Charles Kittel (or Einführung in die Festkörperphysik, Charles Kittel)
Festkörperphysik: Siegfried Hunklinger
Festkörperphysik: Rudolf Gross, Achim Marx

Association in the course directory

M-CORE 10, M-VAF A 1, MaG 9, MaG 10, MaG 13, MaG 14, MaG 23, MaG 24, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

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